Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Above all, put on love—the perfect bond of unity.

New American Standard Bible

Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.

King James Version

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

International Standard Version

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which ties everything together in unity.

A Conservative Version

and above all these things, love, which is the bond of perfection.

American Standard Version

and above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.

Amplified

And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony].

An Understandable Version

And beyond all these things, clothe yourselves with love, which binds these things together in complete [unity].

Anderson New Testament

and over all these put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.

Bible in Basic English

And more than all, have love; the only way in which you may be completely joined together.

Common New Testament

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Daniel Mace New Testament

to all this add love, which is the band of perfect union:

Darby Translation

And to all these add love, which is the bond of perfectness.

Godbey New Testament

and in all these things put on divine love, which is the bond of perfection.

Goodspeed New Testament

And over all these put on love, which completes them and fastens them all together.

John Wesley New Testament

And above all these put on love, which is the bond of perfection:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfection.

Julia Smith Translation

And over all these, love, which is the bond of completion.

King James 2000

And above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And to all these [things] [add] love, which is [the] bond of perfection.

Modern King James verseion

And above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness,

Moffatt New Testament

And above all you must be loving, for love is the link of the perfect life.

Montgomery New Testament

Over them all bind on love, which is the girdle of completeness.

NET Bible

And to all these virtues add love, which is the perfect bond.

New Heart English Bible

Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection.

Noyes New Testament

and over all these things put on the robe of love, which is the bond of perfectness;

Sawyer New Testament

and in addition to all these [put on] love, which is the bond of perfection.

The Emphasized Bible

And, over all these things, love, which is a uniting-bond of completeness;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Over all these virtues put on love; for that is the girdle which makes all complete.

Webster

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

Weymouth New Testament

And over all these put on love, which is the perfect bond of union;

Williams New Testament

And over all these qualities put on love, which is the tie of perfection that binds us together.

World English Bible

Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection.

Worrell New Testament

and over all these put on love, which is the uniting-bond of perfectness.

Worsley New Testament

And above all these put on love, which is the band of perfection.

Youngs Literal Translation

and above all these things, have love, which is a bond of the perfection,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

τούτοις 
Toutois 
Usage: 17

G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 112

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

the bond
σύνδεσμος 
sundesmos 
Usage: 4

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 3:14

Devotionals containing Colossians 3:14

Images Colossians 3:14

Context Readings

Appeal For New Behavior

13 accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive. 14 Above all, put on love—the perfect bond of unity. 15 And let the peace of the Messiah, to which you were also called in one body, control your hearts. Be thankful.


Cross References

Ephesians 4:3

diligently keeping the unity of the Spirit with the peace that binds us.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

If I speak human or angelic languages
but do not have love,
I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

Ephesians 5:2

And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.

John 13:34

“I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another.

John 15:12

This is My command: Love one another as I have loved you.

John 17:23

I am in them and You are in Me.
May they be made completely one,
so the world may know You have sent Me
and have loved them as You have loved Me.

Romans 13:8

Do not owe anyone anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Ephesians 1:4

For He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love

Colossians 2:2

I want their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery—Christ.

1 Thessalonians 4:9

About brotherly love: You don’t need me to write you because you yourselves are taught by God to love one another.

1 Timothy 1:5

Now the goal of our instruction is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith.

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore, leaving the elementary message about the Messiah, let us go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, faith in God,

1 Peter 4:8

Above all, maintain an intense love for each other, since love covers a multitude of sins.

2 Peter 1:7

godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

1 John 3:23

Now this is His command: that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another as He commanded us.

1 John 4:7-12

Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:21

And we have this command from Him: The one who loves God must also love his brother.

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